St Margaret'sC of E Primary School

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05 Feb 2018 15:20 - 16:20
- Dodgeball Yrs 1,2 & 3 Invasion Games Yrs 5 & 6
05 Feb 2018 15:30 - 17:30
- Dance Yrs 4, 5 & 6
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08 Feb 2018 15:20 - 00:00
- School closes
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09 Feb 2018
- Training Day
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19 Feb 2018 08:30 - 00:00
- School Re-opens
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22 Feb 2018 00:00 - 14:45
- Rievaulx Class Assembly
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IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
 
Children who attend school regularly:
  •  Achieve more
  • Make better progress, socially and academically
  • Find school routines and expectations easier to deal with
  • Enjoy learning
  • Find transitions easier 
The more time a child misses from school, the more learning time is lost and the more difficult it can be for them to catch up.  

We know that:
  • A child who arrives 10 minutes late each day loses 32½ hours learning time over a school year.
  • ½ a day’s absence per week is equal to almost 4 weeks of missed lessons during the school year.
  •  Not all absences are for genuine illness. Some children are taken shopping, visit relatives or celebrate birthdays. THESE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE REASONS FOR ABSENCE.
  • Staying away from school can lead some children into truancy.
Attendance / Absence Table (information supplied by Children’s Services)
 
Attendance % Absence per week/ fortnight Absence per year Absence over 5 years
95% ½ day a fortnight 2 weeks ¼ year
90% ½ day a week 4 weeks ½ year
85% 1½ days a fortnight 6 weeks ¾ year
80% 1 day a week 8 weeks 1 year
75% 2½ days a fortnight 10 weeks 1¼ years
70% 1½ days a week 12 weeks 1½ years
65% 3½ days a fortnight 14 weeks 1¾ years
60% 2 days a week 16 weeks 2 years